This film explains the innovative approach to safety improvement that has been developed by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, called “Onion”. Onion is a way to “peel back the layers” of what stops doctors, nurses and other staff being able to consistently deliver high quality, safe care to our patients.
This series of videos presents the powerful and tragic story of Lewis Blackman, who died in hospital following routine surgery, as told by his mother, Helen Haskell. The story is structured in five parts to facilitate learning and teaching, and each video comes with a selection of suggested questions to guide discussions or teaching plans.
This article presents an engaging, insightful and at times moving account of the role and importance of human factors in healthcare, as viewed through the inspiring story of the airline pilot and founder of the Clinical Human Factors Network, Martin Bromiley.
This review presents a set of evidence and recommendations on how all healthcare organisations employing nurses should manage nurse staffing levels to ensure patient safety.
In this paper, Julie Storr, Neil Wigglesworth and Claire Kilpatrick, on behalf of the Infection Prevention Society, discuss the application of human factors principles within infection prevention and control activities – up until now a largely unexploited area.